AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA SA (“AXA”), today announced that the 2022AXA XL
Scholarship has been awarded toUniversity of British Columbia (“UBC”) Sauder School of Business
The AXA XL Scholarship is a full scholarship open to students who are Bermudian or hold Permanent
Resident Certificate status and are working toward a degree in (re)insurance industry related studies.
Nineteen-year-old Daniel, the son of Jose and Addy Osset of Smiths Parish, will start his sophmore year at UBC this September. He plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2025.
With a passion for mathematics and quantitative-related subjects, Daniel is considering a career in risk management or as an actuary.
During his first year at UBC, Daniel carried a full course load each semester and performed above the class average across all courses. He also participated in intramural sports and has volunteered to assist with the orientation of freshman students this September.
Prior to UBC, he attended Saltus Grammar School, where he excelled academically, achieving the highest number of IGCSEs for his year group in Grade 10 (Year 11) including top
marks in Mathematics, Computer Science and French and Spanish.
In his final year, despite a busy and demanding workload, he achieved an overall GPA of 3.93 out of 4 and was on theHonor Roll each term, including earning an“A” grade in AP (Advanced Placement) Macroeconomics, AP Chemistry, APC alculus, AP English Language,and Ethics as well as an “A+” in Spanish.
Throughout his time at Saltus, Daniel achieved various academic honors, including the Marine Science,Computer Science, Spanishand School Spirit Awards. He also received the Chartered
Professional Accountants Outstanding Student Award given for scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, school spirit and community involvement at his graduation in May 2021.
In addition to his academic achievements, Daniel has performed well outside of the classroom. In his senior year, he was co-Head of Gold Key, a student-led organization working to provide prospective parents with guided tours of Saltus. He was a member of the
Saltus Debate Club and his team won the National Debate Championships in March 2020.
Daniel also represented Saltus in varsity interschool competitions for football, swimming, volleyball, cross-country, track and field, and rugby, and was selected as House Captain in his senior year, also winning the Sport award for Darrell House at graduation.
He earned the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and completed the Gold Award this year. In 2021, Daniel earned his Rescue Diver certification with Waterstart, a charitable program that teaches marine science and ecological
In terms of his community involvement, Daniel has been a swim instructor to children and a volunteer football coach since 2017, working primarily with 4 to 7 year olds in ABC Football Academy. He currently plays for BAA Men’s Team. He has also worked as a summer intern
with Waterstart for the last two summers.
AXA XL Scholarship Committee Chairperson Carol Parker Trott said: “We continue to be impressed with the talented young people who apply for the scholarship. It’s always a pleasure to meet students who are not only academically advanced but also upstanding in character and committed to contributing to the community. We are pleased to select Daniel as the 2022 AXA XL Scholar as he possesses all of these attributes. We look forward to supporting him in his educational endeavors and pursuit of acareer in the insurance industry.”
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